On the Fast Track: Teens Getting Too Much Too Soon in These Rapidly Changing and Uncertain Times, and What Parents Can Do to Stay Connected

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iUniverse, 2005 - Family & Relationships - 196 pages
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In On The Fast Track-teens getting too much too soon in these rapidly changing and uncertain times and what parents can do to stay connected, Kimberly Quinn Smith addresses the issues that teenagers are presently dealing with in relation to their world from middle school through the college years. She offers strategies to help parents understand their teens, and in a sense to grow with them. Kimberly Quinn Smith interviews current experts in the fields of gender issues, social psychology, and clinical psychology, as well as teens who are struggling with alcoholism and drug addiction, depression, social disorders, and homosexuality. She discusses the latest trend of tattoos and body piercing, as well as the theory on the new moral shades of gray or moral relativity. She discusses adolescent anger, conflict resolution, and the latest sexual epidemic sweeping our country, the friends with benefits relationship. In On The Fast Track, there is a large focus on attachment issues and the apparent emotional disconnection that appears to be so prevalent in our society today.

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Contents

Educational Changes and How They Affect
2
Middleschoolers and Sexuality
11
Adolescence and Gender Issues in Todays World
17
Girls to Women
28
Gay and Lesbian Young Adults Speak
42
Too Much Too SoonAmerican Teens on the Fast
49
The Trouble With Normal Is That It Always Gets
50
Friends With Benefits
59
And by the way this one doesnt rub off
81
Teen Addicts and Alcoholics
87
The CyberTeen
94
Teens and Social Disorders
101
Sporadic Nurturing Disconnection and Teen
117
Parents and the Road Less Traveled
131
Samesex Parenting
140
On Staying Connected Through These
152

Catsup or Mustard?
66
Teens Temptation and Moral Relativity
74
Bibliography
162
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